Feel Sick? You Probably Don’t Live in Illinois’ Healthiest County
If you aren't feeling well today, there's a good chance you don't live in Illinois' healthiest county.
Over the past few years, the massive disparity in human health in specific counties not only in Illinois but across America has been on display.
If you keep up with the rate of COVID infection you know which counties are following along with vaccinations and other measures people can take to lower the risk of getting sick.
While COVID remains one of the most significant public health risks on Earth, that's not the only thing requiring the need for doctors, nurses, and hospitals.
So I decided to take a close look at the healthiest county in Illinois. What I found probably shouldn't surprise you.
DuPage County, home of Burr Ridge, Oak Brook, Westmont, Hinsdale, Addison, Carol Stream, and Naperville is considered the healthiest county in Illinois.
It makes sense too, especially when you add in Naperville. That city has been in many reports over the past few months and is currently the best city to raise a family in Illinois.
The numbers are kind of stunning too for DuPage County.
In DuPage County, only 20% of the population report excessive drinking while 23% mention physical inactivity.
Winnebago County is ranked among the least healthy counties in The Land of Lincoln.
38% of the population report adult obesity and 31% mention physical inactivity.
8% of Winnebago County residents say they don't have insurance while 6% of DuPage County goes without coverage.
It appears that the percentage points are low between good and bad when it comes to the health disparities between both counties but those are thousands of lives in those margins.
See where the county in which you live ranks HERE.